Slingshot senior columnist. StarCraft and CS:GO expert who pushes narratives over numbers.

Kodokushi and NL

I missed this, but apparently NL recontracted with Flash Wolves for the next season. I was reminded of the practice of Kodokushi, which is usually when a senior citizen dies alone and a company is hired to clean up the mess. Now what this has to do with NL is that the person who carries the

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GodSent gets Minor Spot

Following the trade of KRiMZ to Fnatic, this meant that Fnatic now has the Major spot. With Minor qualifiers over, Fnatic’s old minor slot went to GodSent. This post isn’t questioning GodSent’s validity of getting the slot, but rather why Minors have invite systems at all? For most tournaments, I believe invites are better as

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The double roster change

It was officially confirmed that KRiMZ has gone back to Fnatic in the place of lekr0. It’s surprising as lekr0 was the better player than wenton, however in the initial deal lekr0 was supposed to stay on with GodSent. I think this helps Godsent as KRiMZ wasn’t good on that roster and lekr0 has aggression

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KRiMZ the Swing Vote

On Twitter, Dekay reported the rumors of KRiMZ switching to Fnatic after EPICENTER were true. This is surprising for a few reasons. Godsent has finally started to right their ship as a team. Secondly, KRiMZ himself has had a downward spiral in form and while wenton or lekro haven’t been incredible, they’ve been good enough to

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The Day Before

When you go into an event, there is a very exasperating and frustrating moment before the big match. That is the day right before the match. You’ve already practiced all you can and in some way you know you probably shouldn’t practice more, but you want to just to give yourself something to do. It gets

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A Tale of Two Orgs

I don’t believe that every team or player should live up to some universal code of ethics or sportsmanship. Thier only imperative is to try to win and the rules and admins are there to make the tournament and matches as clean and pure as possible. I do believe everyone has to have their own

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Playing 4v5 in a minor is dumb

This is so self-explanatory I’m surprised any admin let this through. You can’t play 4v5 in CS. Currently, LDLC is playing 4v5 as PGL no longer wants to wait for them to go ahead. I don’t know what the exact rules are, but this is terrible for the teams involved, the admins and makes the

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